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AGAMEMNON
Photo by: Billy Smith

Built in 1981, by Albert Ortis Boatbuilding of Krotz Springs, Louisiana (hull #46) as the National IV for National Tugs Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana.

In 1983, the tug was acquired by Deloach Marine Services Incorporated of Port Allen, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Franklin Layayette DeLoach.

In 1988, she was acquired by American Commercial Barge Lines Incorporated of Jeffersonville, Indiana. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1988, the tug was acquired by Gulf-Intracoastal Marine Incorporated of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Fred Fenn.

In 1993, she was acquired by Cenac Towing Company Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Walter Cenac.

In 1994, the tug was acquired by Delaware Marine Services Incorporated of Port Allen, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Elissa.

In 1995, she was acquired by the Sabine Transportation Company of Port Arthur, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Agamemnon.

In 1998, the tug was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where she retained her name.

Powered by two, GM 12V-149 diesels engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 7:1. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 1,350 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: AGAMEMNON
  • USCG Doc. No.: 632942
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2572
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 46
  • Ship Builder: ALBERT ORTIS BOAT BLDG.
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 64.1
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 9.9
  • Hull Breadth: 26.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 178
  • Net Tonnage: 120
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DR STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    National IV, FRANKLIN LAFAYETTE DELOACH, FRED FENN, Walter Cenac, ELISSA
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    National Tugs Inc., Deloach Marine Services Inc., American Commercial Barge Lines Inc., Gulf-Intracoastal Marine Inc., Cenac Towing Company Inc., Delaware Marine Services Inc., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP A DELAWARE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP